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President Crew to Deliver Keynote Address at the Schomburg Center

September 30, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Medgar Ever College (MEC) is proud to announce that PresidentCrew will deliver the keynote address at the Expanded Success Initiative (ESI) Fall Kickoff Event featuring the Question Bridge exhibit. The ESI is a component of New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative, the nation’s boldest effort to tackle the disparities slowing the advancement of Black and Latino young men.

Science for Forensics Makes Top Degrees List

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Schools.com recently posted an article, “6 extraordinary community college degrees in New York,” featuring the Science for Forensics program at BMCC. “These outside-the-box, two-year degrees are largely driven by and designed according to local demands, and they are few and far between in many other locales. Here are six two-year degrees, in no particular order, […]

The Laboratory as Classroom

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Science professor Abel Navarro has a novel perspective on mistakes. As a teacher, mentor and research scientist, he thinks they can be a good thing. “I don’t believe in constantly looking over a student’s shoulder, making sure they’re doing everything right,” he says. “I trust my students and I think that makes a difference in […]

Start Here, Go to Princeton

September 30, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

(Left to right) BMCC students Thierno Bah and Pedro Raposo Two BMCC students, Pedro Raposo and Thierno Bah, are taking part in research projects at Princeton University this summer, thanks to a collaboration between Princeton’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and the CUNY-wide LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) program. “We wanted to […]

Securing a Cleaner and Greener Future

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

The dictionary defines “sustainability” as “the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources.” But there’s more to it than that, says Scott Anderson, VP-Planning and Administration at BMCC and co-chair of the college’s Sustainability Committee. “Sustainability isn’t only about composting and turning off the lights. It’s an attitude and a […]

First Place Robotics

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

Back: STEP for Leaders Project Director Everton Barrett. Front, left to right: Students Alison Grossman, Tatiyana Hendrickson, Henry Chen and Kaitlin Davis Four New York City high school students—Alison Grossman, Kaitlin Davis, Henry Chen and Tatiyana Hendrickson—know a lot more about robotics than they used to, thanks to the BMCC STEP for Leaders program. They also know […]

Stars in His Eyes

September 29, 2014 | Borough of Manhattan Community College

When Arial Diaz was stationed in North Carolina with the Marines a few years ago, he’d sometimes spend his free time lying on the beach at night, gazing up at the stars. “I really missed my family and friends back in New York,” he recalls.  “I’d look up at the night sky and everything was […]

CUNY Research Scholar Program – $5,000 Stipend!

September 29, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

The Medgar Evers College (MEC) School of Science, Health & Technology (SSH&T) invites students to apply for the CUNY Research Scholar Program.  This unique program offers 400 hours of Mentored Research in a STEM discipline; career development workshops; participation in conferences; and, $5,000 annual stipend. The program is open to students enrolled in an Associate […]

City Tech Offers New Bachelor’s Degree in Professional & Technical Writing

September 29, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech is pleased to announce a new Bachelor of Science in Professional and Technical Writing (PTW)—the only degree program of its kind in the New York City area. The interdisciplinary PTW degree prepares students to communicate clearly and effectively using a variety of high-tech tools and new media. Students will gain strong communication skills […]

Take Part in the 2nd Annual Benefits Fair!

September 26, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, the Medgar Evers College Office of Human Resources will host its 2nd Annual Benefits Fair from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the MEC College Gym.  Participating vendors include: HIP, Aetna, TIAA-CREF, Costco, Citibank, Chase, Cohen’s Fashion Optical, Carver, Long Term Disability, OSHA, Plum Benefits, Walgreens, Medicare and more! Every year, hundreds […]

Revolutionary “Geospatial Technology” Comes To Bcc

September 25, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College announces a “Smarter Cities Workshop” and the official opening of its new Geospatial Technology Center  September 22, 2014 — Superman can see through walls. Imagine if you had an even more awesome power: with one glance, you could instantly look at a place like the Bronx and see where health needs are most […]

Time Inc.’s Norman Pearlstine Featured During Medgar Thought Leaders Talk

September 25, 2014 | Medgar Evers College, Uncategorized

Medgar Evers College is excited to announce that Norman Pearlstine, Executive Vice President and Chief Content Officer of Time Inc., is the feature speaker for the upcoming Thought Leaders Talk.

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel and Class Featured in Design Magazine

September 25, 2014 | New York City College of Technology

City Tech Professor Carol Bentel—a partner at Bentel & Bentel Architects in Locust Valley, New York—had been teaching in the College’s Architectural Technology department when the chair of Hospitality Management, Professor Elizabeth Schaible, asked her to teach a course in her department called “Facilities Design and Property Management.” The course teaches students how to create […]

Monkey populations will suffer as climate change alters their food

September 25, 2014 | The University

If you consider the consequences of global warming, it’s always the major effects that receive the most attention – glaciers melting, sea levels rising, more frequent and more intense bushfires, floods and cyclones.

Most Who Abuse Painkillers Are Unprepared If Overdose Strikes: Study

September 25, 2014 | The University

Although teens and young adults who abuse prescription painkillers face a high risk of overdose, most don’t know how to respond when one occurs, new research shows.

Why Natural Networks Are More Stable Than Man-made Networks

September 24, 2014 | City College

Interconnected natural networks, such as the ones formed by neurons in the brain, are known to be more stable and resilient to failure than networks created by humans, such as the Internet. Now, a group of international researchers led by City College of New York physicist Hernan Makse has uncovered why. Their findings could potentially lead to improved power grids and financial, biological and communication networks in the future.

Chemo Hunter: Professor Elise Champeil Fights Cancer with $463,000 NIH Grant

September 24, 2014 | John Jay College of Criminal Justice

Fighting the scourge of cancer does not come easily, or quickly. Just ask Associate Professor Elise Champeil of the Department of Sciences, who was recently awarded a $463,861 grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue her research into the functioning of cancer cells and antitumor agents. The four-year project — “Role of p21 […]

Building Smart, Resilient and Sustainable Cities Workshop to be held at BCC

September 23, 2014 | Bronx Community College

Bronx Community College will host Smart Cities and Communities on October 2, 2014, 8:30 a.m. – 5:40 p.m., Gould Memorial Library [GM], Auditorium This workshop will deal with best practices for building cities that offer sustainable environmental options and use the latest technology. Topics will range from sustainable development to community engagement and analysis of […]

A Talk with Terrie M. Williams: The Journey to Healing and Harmony

September 22, 2014 | Medgar Evers College

She has served as the public relations and talent force behind some of today’s top entertainers and business moguls, including Eddie Murphy, Prince, Sean “Puffy” Combs and many more. Madeline McCray, actress, author of Healthy Women Rock, A Dream to Fly and co-founder of the New Legacy Leaders Project, will serve as the moderator of the panel discussion.

The 2014 Hostos Teacher Training Study Abroad Program Collaborators And Participants Honored By The Ministry Of Education Of The Dominican Republic

September 18, 2014 | Hostos Community College

Left to right: Teacher Santiago Namnun-Puigbó (honoree); Hostos Day Care Center Teacher Maritza Rojas (honoree); Hon. Carlos Amarante Baret, Minister of Education of the Dominican Republic; Teacher and Administrator Leyla Arbaje (honoree); and Associate Dean Ana García Reyes On June 30, the Ministry of Education of the Dominican Republic celebrated National Teachers’ Day with an […]